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2013-11-05 08:42:46

Proceeds from Sales of Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Inspired Dog Tags Will Help Raise Funds for Veteran Employment Organizations SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to get tagged...again! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced the sale of new limited edition dog tags that will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a private nonprofit foundation that supports groups placing former service...

2013-08-26 08:30:44

Award Recognizes Most Effective, Efficient Nonprofits in Veteran Job Placement SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty Endowment today announced it has joined with Deloitte to create a unique annual Call of Duty Endowment 'Seal of Distinction' award program that will highlight nonprofit organizations that have proven to be the most effective and efficient at placing veterans into high quality careers. The Call of Duty Endowment is a...

Activision Blizzard Announces Plans To Split From Vivendi
2013-07-28 09:31:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Activision Blizzard, producers of the popular "World of Warcraft," "Call of Duty" and "Skylanders" video game series, has announced they will be parting ways with French media conglomerate Vivendi after agreeing to buy back the majority stake held by its parent company for a reported $8.2 billion. According to AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay, 429 million shares will be sold back to Activision itself at a total cost of $5.83...

2013-04-08 08:21:16

Additional $1.7 Million Received from Activision's Limited Edition Dog Tag Sales LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In support of its commitment to secure veterans stable, high-quality employment, the Call of Duty(TM) Endowment received a donation of $2 million from Activision Blizzard. The donation was announced at the Call of Duty® Championships, presented by Xbox, which took place on April 5-7 in Los Angeles. "We are committed to our veterans," said Bobby...

2013-03-20 12:30:40

New veterans' unemployment numbers underscore need to help veterans find jobs WASHINGTON, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty(TM) Endowment today announced $1,110,000 in grants to launch its new 'chapterization' model, a funding strategy whereby grants will be provided to organizations that have the ability to scale their operations by opening new, regional offices--or chapters--that offer employment services to veterans. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2013-03-20 12:25:01

Denver Based Veterans Organization Receives Grant to Support Expanding Operations to Los Angeles DENVER, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty(TM) Endowment (CODE) announced today that Denver-based Veterans Green Jobs has been awarded a $250,000 grant to help the organization expand its operations to Los Angeles, California. The funds are part of a $1.1 million effort to support an innovative 'chapterization' model, whereby grants are given to organizations that...

2012-12-17 12:22:27

Partnering with Clear Channel Stations in 12 Markets across the Country to Identify Local 501(c)(3) Organizations Supporting Veterans One Winner per Market to Receive $1,000 Grant from the Call of Duty Endowment and Special Edition Dog Tag WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing's the Call of Duty Endowment announced today the launch of the '12 Days of Thanks: Endowment Honor Roll' that will recognize one local 501(c)(3) organization that goes above...

Call Of Duty Passes $1 Billion Mark
2012-12-07 18:55:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video games are often compared to movies; both in how the plots shape up and how the numbers add up as in sales vs. box office receipts. This month, Activision Blizzard hit a new milestone when sales of its new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video game passed the $1 billion mark only 15 days after release. That is notable, as sales of the game hit a billion dollars two days faster than the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar, which set a...

2012-11-01 07:27:59

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to get tagged! Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced the sale of limited edition dog tags that will benefit the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit that helps veterans find jobs by assisting organizations that provide job placement and training services for veterans. The dog tags, which have a suggested retail price of $4.99, will be available starting November 1, 2012 throughout the holiday season in more than 12,000...

Call Of Duty Earns Activision A Huge War Chest
2012-08-03 11:48:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Call of Duty maker Activision has been doing well lately. Very well, in fact, as they´ve just announced their second quarter earnings for the period which ended in June. By the numbers, the largest independent game publisher was able to earn more and increase their revenue as well as raise their guidance for the full year. They were able to garner these numbers as the rest of the traditional video game industry is feeling...